Master of Music in Australia

Master of Music in Australia

Master of Music in Australia
Ujjwal DhunganaTue Feb 08 2022

Master of Music in Australia is 6 months to 2 year-long course which is available as several degrees in Australia. 

For instance, Master of Creative Music Therapy, Master of Music (Orchestral Performance), Master of Music Therapy, Master of Music Education and so on. There are many specialisations that students can take depending upon the university. Based on your major and interest, you can pursue several music-related careers and earn from AUD 50,000 to AUD 100,000 per year and more. 

The Master of Music Therapy programs offered by Australian Universities is accredited by the Australian Music Therapy Association (AMTA). Hence, graduates of the program are eligible to apply for Registration (RMT) with the AMTA which qualifies them to practice professionally.

Why study Master of Music in Australia?

  • Leading Universities for graduate programs in Music like the University of Melbourne etc are available. 
  • Affordable fees range from AUD 28,000 to 40,000 for international students and even lower for domestic students. 
  • Many courses and specialisations are available as Master of Music studies, master of music therapy, music performance and so on.
  • Great career opportunities after graduation. 

Top Universities for Master of Music in Australia

These are some of the leading universities in Australia for Master of Music courses. 

  • University of Melbourne
  • University of Queensland, Melbourne
  • Australian National University, Canberra
  • University of Sydney, Sydney
  • University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Griffith University, Brisbane
  • University of Tasmania, Tasmania
  • Australian Institute of Music
  • Western Sydney University
  • The University of Western Australia.

Master of Music Fees in Australia for international students

The cost of studying for a Master of Music in Australia for international students ranges from AUD 28,000 to 41,000 per year. 

University

Annual tuition fees

University of Western Australia

35,000

University of Queensland

34,160

University of Sydney

40,500

Australian National University

32,640

University of Adelaide

38,000

University of Tasmania

37,296

University of Melbourne

34,720

Western Sydney University

28,400

Griffith University

34,500

Master of Music Courses in Australia

University

Course name

University of Western Australia

Master of Music (in composition)

Master of Music (in musicology)

Master of Music (in performance)

Master of Music (Orchestral Performance)

University of Queensland

Master of Music

Graduate Certificate in Music

University of Adelaide

Master of Music (Performance and Pedagogy)

Graduate Diploma in Music (Performance and Pedagogy)

Graduate Diploma in Music Performance

Master of Music (Performance Studies)

University of Melbourne

Master of Music Therapy

Western Sydney University

Master of Creative Music Therapy

Griffith University

Master of Music Studies

Specialisations: 

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance

Admission Requirements to study Master of Music in Australia

Application Requirements

  • Academic documents of class 10, 12 and Bachelor degree
  • Valid English Test Scores
  • Statement of Purpose (SOP)
  • Academic and Musical references
  • Interview
  • Audition
  • Application Fees
  • Passport

University Specific Requirements

Australian Institute of Music

  • Course Name: Master of Music
  • Course Duration: 6 months to 2 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5
    • PTE: 58-64
    • TOEFL: 79-93, minimum 13 in reading, 12 in listening, 21 in writing and 18 in speaking.
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree in Music or a non-bachelor degree with relevant musical professional practice experience. 
  • Intakes: February, July

University of Western Australia

  • Course Name: Master of Music
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree in Music with at least an upper second class honours or its international equivalent. 
  • Course Name: Master of Music
  • Course Duration: 6 months to 2 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree in Music or a non-bachelor degree with relevant musical professional practice experience. 
  • Intakes: February, July

University of Queensland

  • Course Name: Master of Music (MMus)
  • Course Duration: 1.5 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 87, minimum listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19.
    • PTE: Overall 64, minimum 60
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree in Music degree like performance, composition, musicology or music education with a minimum of 4.0 GPA on a 7.0 scale.
  • Intakes: February, July

University of Sydney

  • Course Name: Master of Music (Performance)
  • Course Duration: 1.5 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.0, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 73, minimum listening 17, reading 17, writing 19 and speaking 17.
    • PTE: Overall 54, minimum 50
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree or an acceptable graduate diploma in Music degree.
  • Intakes: February, August

Australian National University

  • Course Name: Master of Music
  • Course Duration: 1 year
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 60, minimum listening 18, reading 20, writing 20 and speaking 18.
    • PTE: Overall 64, minimum 55
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree or an acceptable graduate diploma in Music degree with a minimum GPA of 5.0 on a 7.0 scale.

Griffith University

  • Course Name: Master of Music Studies
  • Course Duration: 1.5 years full time or 1-year full time with advanced learning
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 79, minimum 19
    • PTE: Overall 58, minimum 50
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree or an equivalent degree from a recognised institute.

University of Adelaide

  • Course Name: Master of Music (Performance Studies)
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5, minimum 6.0
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 79, minimum 13 in reading and listening, 18 in speaking and 21 in writing
    • PTE: Overall 58, minimum 50
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree or an equivalent degree in music from a recognised institute.

University of Tasmania

  • Course Name: Master of Music
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 7.0, minimum 6.5
    • TOEFL IBT: Overall 94, minimum 26 for writing and speaking, and 20 for reading and listening
    • PTE: Overall 64, minimum 58
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree in music with at least a second class lower standard. 

University of Melbourne

  • Course Name: Master of Music Therapy
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree in music or another undergraduate degree. 
  • Other requirements: academic reference, musical aptitude reference and a character reference.

Western Sydney University

  • Course Name: Master of Creative Music Therapy
  • Course Duration: 2 years
  • English Test Scores: 
    • IELTS: Minimum 6.5, minimum 6.0
  • Academic Requirements: A bachelor degree in music or other undergraduate degrees. 

Scholarships

University

Scholarship

Value

University of Western Australia

UWA Indigenous Achievement Scholarship

AUD 3,000

Vivian Hill Nevile Scholarship in International Relations

AUD 10,000

University of Adelaide

Global Citizen Scholarship

Eligibility: Academic merit

Value: 15% to 30% reduction in tuition fees in undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

Global Academic Excellence Scholarship

Eligibility: Academic excellence

Value: 50% reduction in tuition fees in undergraduate or postgraduate studies.

University of Melbourne

Graduate Research Scholarships

100% tuition fee waiver

Gates Cambridge Scholarships

Up to 100% fee waiver

Melbourne Mobility Awards

Up to AUD 6,000

Scope of a Music Degree in Australia

Graduates of the Master of Music and other related degrees in Australia reach the levels of excellence demanded by the music profession. 

Additionally, they are also prepared for careers as performing soloists, chamber musicians and orchestral/ensemble players, Music Coordinator, Music Festival directors, Music Journalist / Music Critics, Music Researcher, Musician, Musician / Singer etc in different environments like bars, restaurants, schools, music schools and so on. 

Job Title

Range

Average

Music Director

AU$69k - AU$152k (Estimated *)

AU$103,688

Artistic Director

AU$55k - AU$108k (Estimated *)

AU$77,306

Art, Drama, or Music Teacher, Postsecondary

AU$48k - AU$84k (Estimated *)

AU$66,176

Music Researcher

AUD 40k- AUD 70k

AUD 55,000

Musician

AUD 45K- AUD 100k

AUD 75,400



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